Alan Jennings
Sherman Oaks, CA


California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
MFA Experimental Animation, Spring 2017

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
BFA Animation, May 2007

Premiere, After Effects, Dragon Frame, TVPaint, Photoshop, FinalCut Pro
Extensive experience shooting, editing and projecting Super 8 and 16mm film

Animation Screening Highlights
Timelines (2015)
-11th Athens Animfest (Greece)- Spring 2016

Going Through the Motions (2015)
-Holland Animation Film Festival (Utrecht, Holland)- Spring 2016
-Sommets du Cinema dAnimation (Montreal, Canada)- Fall 2015
-Etiuda & Anima Film Festival (Krakow, Poland)- Fall 2015
-Primanima World Festival of First Animations (Budapest, Hungary)- Fall 2015
-KROK International Animation Festival (Ukraine/Russia)- Fall 2015

Running in Darkness (2007)
-New Zealand International Film Festival- “Animation Now!”- Winter 2009
-Museum of Fine Arts, Boston- “MassArt Animated Films”- Spring 2009
-London International Animation Festival- “Animated Documentaries”- Fall 2008
-Melbourne International Animation Festival- Summer 2008
-Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Films- Spring 2008
-Slamdance Film Festival- Fall 2007
– Ottawa International Animation Festival- Fall 2007

Catalog (2005)
– Hiroshima Educational Film Market- 2006

-Student Academy Awards Semifinalist- The Northeast Kingdom- Summer 2017
-Special Mention for Going Through the Motions– Sommets du Cinema dAnimation- Fall 2015
-Best Workshop Film for Going Through the Motions” Primanima Animation Fest- Fall 2015
-Artist Fellowship Grant from the Somerville Arts Council- 2009
Anarchy Online Film Competition”- November Winner- Slamdance Film Festival- 2007
Square Peg/ Round Hole Award– Animation Excellence Award- MassArt Spring 2007
-CAA New England Regional Conference: Selected to represent the Animation Dept. at MassArt- Spring 2005

Related Experience
Associate Lead Animation Teacher- Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. Fall 2017- Spring 2018.
Teach middle school students animation principals and assist in personal projects.

AmeriCorp Scholar- California Institute of the Arts- Summer 2017.
Taught High School students animated filmmaking and mentored their creative development.

CAP (Community Arts Partnership) Student Instructor- Spring 2016- Spring 2017.
Instruct middle school students in their personal animation projects.

Teacher Assistant- First Year Shorts MFA course- California Institute of the Arts.
Spring 2017, Fall 2015- Spring 2016

Thesis Talk- California Institute of the Arts- Spring 2017.
Discussed the process behind my Calarts MFA thesis film for the Thesis Production class.

DIY Flipbook Workshop- Boston Center for the Arts- Summer 2012.
Designed/ ran a workshop on how to make your own flipbook.

Drawing on Film Workshop- Harvard University- Fall 2011, Massachusetts College of Art- Winter 2011.
Designed/ ran a scratching and painting on film workshop.

Artist Talk- Somerville Public Library- Dec. 16th, 2009.
Screened a slide show and clips from a film in progress and held a Q +A about the making of my film, “Timelines.”

Director/ Animator- How to Start a Business for The School of Life. Nov. 2017.
Designed, directed and animated a 2D short for their short film series.

Director/ Animator- Open the Portal Logo Animation. Nov. 2017.
Designed, constructed and animated a short stop motion sequence.

Director/ Animator- Halloween spot for Open the Portal. Oct. 2017.
Designed, constructed and animated a short stop motion sequence.

Fabricator for a series of 3 Quaker Oats Commercials. Open the Portal. Sept. 2017.
Constructed various replacement pieces for stop motion advertisements.

Designer/ Animator for California Institute of the Arts’ Community Arts Partnership Program (CAP). Aug. 2017.
Created animated content illustrating key teaching concepts for a student instructor training video.

Assistant Stop Motion Animator for Icebergs, a short film by Eirini Vianelli. Spring 2016.
Animated a brief puppet sequence in a Calarts MFA film.

Contributor to Off the Air for Cartoon Network. Jan. 2016.
Designed and animated a brief segment for the New Year’s Eve program.

Internship with Martha Colburn, Independent Animator. Summer 2006.
Assisted in shooting 16mm film for her projects Meet Me in Wichita and Destiny Manifesto


Curator for Unnatural Selection- Automata Arts- Los Angeles, CA. Fall 2017.
Selected and screened independent animated shorts from around the world.

Selection Juror- The Northwest Animation Festival- Spring 2017.
Selected films for competition in The Northwest Animation Festival (Portland, Oregon)

The Vermont Animated Film Festival- Summer 2011- Ongoing.
Creator and curator of an annual animation screening of contemporary and historical animated shorts.
Design programs and promotional materials for the event.

Published Articles

Interview with David Daniels. Edge of the Frame. Spring 2018.
Interviewed David Daniels on his entire career, from the creation of stratacut animation to Pee Wee’s Playhouse,
Peter Gabriel’s Big Time music video and more.

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